Illegal immigration in the United States has become an extremely divisive and partisan issue. Tones of nationalism stem from the discussion of whether strong borders are necessary for the existence of a nation. As Donald Trump–the 2016 Republican nominee for president–has said, “If we don’t have borders, we don’t have a country.” However, beyond evaluating … More Reforming Immigration
Hillary Clinton: perhaps one of the most liked and most disliked people ever in U.S. politics. Democrats love her. Republicans despise her. As she runs for president in 2016, she is the second least liked person ever to compete for the office–only beaten out in that regard by Donald Trump, who also happens to be … More “Hill No!” or “I’m with Her!”?
Donald Trump. The man is a phenomenon. He has toyed with the idea of running for president for years, but almost no one took him seriously. He was always the real estate mogul, the Apprentice boss, and America’s billionaire. Now he truly is running for President of the United States. Not only that–he is on … More On Trump
Should the minimum wage be raised? That is the question that has been plaguing our political media for many years now. First and foremost, there is a debate over whether to raise it at all. If yes on that, the next logical debate is over to what level it should be set. $15? $12? $10.10? … More Why Raise The Wage?
Global warming! Climate change! Earth on fire! There are a few issues in American politics that drive citizens and elected officials fervently to their battle stations. Climate change is often cited as the gravest problem of our time. It is also used as the butt of many jokes by the opposite party. I argue that beliefs … More Climate Change: It’s Getting Hot in Here & That’s Very Bad
The American Dream. The Land of Opportunity. Pulling yourself up by your own bootstraps. These phrases often bring to mind thoughts of love and patriotism. They altogether represent the American fondness of its own economic system: capitalism. Regardless of increasing criticisms of capitalism, Americans still love it far more than other economic systems (1). So why … More The American Dream: Reality or Just…A Dream?
September 15, 2008. I remember waking up to see the news of the beginning of what would become the worst financial crash in decades. Lehman Brothers investment bank filed for bankruptcy (1). This news would set off a downward spiral of the financial markets. Banks were going belly side up. Investors were losing thousands of … More Recession & Recovery: How America Bounced Back